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Today TOPS, 5 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Red Wing Sister Cities Commission, 5:15 p.m., City Hall. Kindergarten meeting, 6 p.m., Sunnyside Elementary School. Women's Ordination Conference, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church. Red Wing City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall. Mississippi Shuffle planning committee, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church. AA/Narcotics Anonymous for teens, 7 p.m., St.
ZUMBROTA -- Zumbrota-Mazeppa high school students have joined a nationwide project of 250 schools and 100,000 students in working to integrate student voices into school changes. Project 540 is attempting to bridge the gap between the way schools are now and the way they might be if students' comments were taken more into consideration. "The goal is that we can change something in our school," said Stacy Kennedy, Project 540 leadership team participant.
Several people were taken to Fairview Red Wing Hospital after a series of accidents this morning on Pioneer Road between Village Drive and Twin Bluff Middle School. According to the State Patrol, the first accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. when Scott Johnson, 18, Red Wing, slowed for a car stopped in the roadway and was rearended by a vehicle driven by Alex Thompson, 16, Red Wing. Johnson and Thompson had gotten out of their vehicles and were walking to talk to the driver of the stopped vehicle when they were struck by a vehicle driven by Daniel Baartman, 18, Red Wing.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Red Wing boys swimming and diving team left the Class A state meet without hardware in its possession Saturday. But the Wingers weren't the least bit disappointed. Within minutes of senior Ben Swarts returning to the bus, he noted it was the first time in his six years at the state meet that the Wingers were leaving without a trophy. After consistently placing in the top three at the Class A meet, Red Wing placed 10th with 102.5 points Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. St.
CLARIFICATION McKnight grant The $3.2 million grant from McKnight Foundation is being shared by all the regional Initiative Foundations, so only a portion will come to southern Minnesota. There will be six communities over the next three years in which the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation will concentrate its efforts and 36 communities statewide. Pilot communities have yet to be selected. BRIEFS Burnside Pluckies Burnside Pluckies 4-H Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Burnside Elementary School.
Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, said state lawmakers will propose another bill to give them some say on Native American gaming compacts, despite a promise by Gov. Jim Doyle that he will veto this one, too. Doyle and Republican lawmakers have been at odds since details surfaced two weeks ago about a tentative agreement Doyle had reached with the Oneida Nation to extend its compact.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Red Wing had five swimmers compete in the Class A State swimming and diving preliminaries Friday. All five return at noon today to participate in the finals at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Ian Anderson, Ryan Beckman, J.T. Hopkins, O.J. Petersen, and Ben Swarts all placed in the top 16 of their events to advance to today's competition. "Any time a team comes into the state Championship, you hope the swimmers competing in prelims get another chance to compete again in the finals," Red Wing Coach Paul Windrath said.
"African Tales of Earth and Sky" will be told at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday on stage at the Sheldon Theatre. The performance by Dallas Children's Theatre is a school event, but tickets also are available to the public. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for students. The traditional folk tales originated around the campfires of Ghana, according to the Sheldon.
Proposed changes to the Zone 3 deer hunting seasons got a lukewarm reception during four public meetings in January throughout southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The meetings drew nearly 800 people; an additional 400 comments were received. "While there wasn't a lot of support for our original plan, there was strong interest in looking at changes for the Zone 3 deer season," said Lou Cornicelli, DNR big game program coordinator.
Today Dan Kuse from 2-4 p.m., Five Swell Guys from 7-9 p.m., Rhythm & Brew, Lake City. "Conjugal Rights," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. play, Stone Mill Dinner Theater, Cannon Falls. Blue Moon After Hours presents Thea Ennen, 7:30 p.m. "Pictures at an Exhibition" music and visual art event, 8 p.m., Sheldon Theatre. "Abbey Road!" by Collective Unconscious, 8 p.m., Zumbrota VFW Hall.